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Mid Tower or Full Tower, help me choose a case.

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I am wondering about what case will be best for good airflow, cable management and not too heavy case.

I am open to suggestions though I have been thinking of the Lian Li PC-Z60.

I don't want a heavy case, and prefer mid tower to take less space.

Does this mean I have to compromise regarding airflow? Or not necessarily? Options please.
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Does this mean I have to compromise regarding airflow? Or not necessarily? Options please.

A Full Tower isn't any better for airflow. There may be more fans on bigger cases but there's more inner space too.

See, some folks here have mini ITX builds with great temps.

Also, aluminium has good heat conduction and that helps with cooling.

If you have the budget for it and like aluminium, the PC-Z60 is a good choice. I'd consider the PC-7HX which just came out, has black interior, sammler HDD cage and bigger front openings which should give better airflow.
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A couple of questions regarding the PC-7H and the PC-Z60

Can I place two SSDs in any of the two cases? Or do I need to purchase something in order to do so in a 3.5" location?

I am not familiar with 140mm fans, are they quieter or louder than 120mm fans, and are they less reliable or the same as 120mm fans?
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Can I place two SSDs in any of the two cases? Or do I need to purchase something in order to do so in a 3.5" location?

In the PC-Z60 there's room for 6x 3.5" HDDs and 2x 2.5" SSDs (or laptop HDDs).

In the PC-7H there's room for 4x 3.5" HDDs and 1x 2.5" SSD, the case has a smaller cage and is more oriented towards airflow.
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I am not familiar with 140mm fans, are they quieter or louder than 120mm fans, and are they less reliable or the same as 120mm fans?

Reliability is the same, it's the same bearings. They're usually rated at lower RPM's since the fan is bigger, you can run it slower and still get the same airflow - that's the theory.
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